Thanks for the info on the Houston Festival. I've made reservations for a room and sent in my registration and class schedule. Now, however, I've decided to cancel it all. After figuring the cost of everything it'll take to go, I'm looking at almost $2000 before I even get to spending money for vendors, etc. I know that it's a real popular festival and a money maker but sure wish they'd find a place less expensive and easier to get to!